Quick Reference Cards in 2020

Henny Portman

As a result of my book reviews in 2020, I created several Quick Reference Cards to summarize what I have read.

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Reference Architecture vs. Reference Implementation

Leading Agile

In this clip from TriAgile 2019, Mike Cottmeyer is explaining the difference between Reference Architecture and Reference Implementation and why understanding the base patterns of Agility are so important to the success of your Agile Transformation. Reference Architecture vs. Reference Implementation Transcript. The reference architecture holds universally. The reference implementation is what is negotiable.

2019 67

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Sustainable Project Management: The GPM Reference Guide 2nd Edition

Green Project Management

GPM Global is delighted to announce the publishing of the Second Edition of the Sustainable Project Management: The GPM Reference Guide. The post Sustainable Project Management: The GPM Reference Guide 2nd Edition appeared first on Delivering a better world, one project at a time. The guide is 156 pages and is available on Amazon in both paperback and electronic Kindle formats. Sustainable project management is a rapidly growing discipline.

Quick Reference Cards in 2019

Henny Portman

As a result of my book reviews in 2019, I created several Quick Reference Cards to summarize what I have read. Portfolio Management, a practical guide. How to survive the organizational revolution. Brave new work (English). Brave new work (Dutch). Exponential organizations (English). Exponentiële organisaties (Dutch). Make disruption work. Flawless consulting. Design denken doen. User story mapping. Project X hoe zorg je voor extreme versnelling in je organisatie.

2019 43

Reference Class Forecasting

Herding Cats

The reference class estimating process is part of that skill and experience. The mechanics of household goods has a reference class parameter for the size of 33,000 pounds. Our long time friends have moved to our neighborhood here in Colorado. Their moving van arrived today. We brought coffee to them while their old house was being unloaded into the new house. Talking with the moving van owner, he started telling stories about estimating the load in pounds.

Understanding Absolute Cell Reference: Using Excel for Budgets and Calculations


One concept you’ll have to understand is how to use cell references, including the difference between relative and absolute cell references. What Are Cell References in Excel? In an Excel spreadsheet, a cell reference specifies an individual cell or a range of cells that is to be included in a formula. In contrast, the definition of absolute cell reference is one that does not change when it’s moved, copied or filled.

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Asking For A Remote Work Policy? Pro Tips And Trends Of The Year To Reference


Remote work is growing in popularity, and more and more companies are adopting the mentality and practices of hybrid teams : Offering employees the option to work from the office, remotely, or alternate between the two. Working remotely is not only comfortable (can you say no commute?) but it also provides flexible hours, more ability to focus, and opens opportunities for people around the world to find interesting work regardless of their location. Productivity

2018 75

Refer a Friend for PMP Prep and You Both Get a Free 60 PDUs Package

Brad Egeland

Refer a Friend for Cheetah's Accelerated PMP Class and You Both Get the 60 PDU Package Is it time for you or someone you know to become a Project Management Professional? Use the promotion code "ReferAFriendPMP" and you both get the follow-on 60 PDU package at no cost. An $850 value! You need to earn 60 PDUs every three years to maintain your PMP). Classroom, Virtual or Online Programs. Cross the finish line and become PMP certified, CHEETAH FAST.

2018 83

Swift Navigation utilizes Sitetracker to manage the global expansion of its network of reference stations


The post Swift Navigation utilizes Sitetracker to manage the global expansion of its network of reference stations appeared first on Sitetracker. Posted on PR Newswire.

PMI Books24x7 (eReads and Reference) is Dead

Deep Fried Brain

For the past few days, PMI's Books24x7 site has been down. The website says "We're Sorry - PMI.org will be back soon." " This website used to provide more than 250 project management. Books PMI PMI Membership

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Dr. Harold Kerzner’s Project Management Predictions for 2020

International Institute for Learning

But referring to Pillar #1, where project managers are now responsible for managing strategic projects, new skills may be necessary. By Harold Kerzner, Ph.D. Senior Executive Director, International Institute for Learning (IIL). The landscape for project management changes almost every year. Some changes are relatively small or incremental, whereas other changes can be significant.

2020 84

What Are the Basic Project Planning Steps?


At this step you will give finer detail to the initial broad ideas and set them in a project charter as reference points for your project as it proceeds. It will be referred to when measuring project progress.

2021 98

The Disciplined Agile Mindset

International Institute for Learning

In DA we use the term value to refer to both customer and business value. References. By Scott Ambler | Vice President, Chief Scientist of Disciplined Agile at Project Management Institute. This post is a supplement to Scott’s upcoming keynote at IIL’s Agile & Scrum 2020 Online Conference ]. The DA tool kit supplies straightforward guidance to help you, your team, and your enterprise increase your effectiveness.

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How to boost your career with simple time allocation tricks

International Institute for Learning

Also known as the Paretto principle named after Italian economist Vilfredo Paretto, Law of the vital few, or principle of factor sparsity, you will find references to this concept in most management books as it is a key concept of productivity.

2020 87

Chess and Business Strategy

International Institute for Learning

Therefore, from a business point of view, this fits well when we refer to a duopoly. References. By Luigi Morsa, Ph.D. Undoubtedly the chess game is fascinating because it implies deep thinking, strategy, and prediction ability. It is often seen analogous to a business strategy.

Wat is een gap analyse?

Moira Alexander

Gap analysis, sometimes referred to as "needs analysis" or "needs assessment," is an important tool for determining business requirements and assessing whether business requirements are being met. Gap analysis definition.

2019 130

The project balance sheet -- not for accountants!

Musings on Project Management

If you follow this blog you've read several references to the project balance sheet. So, is this about accounting? Yes, and no: Yes, it's about a double entry tool to keep track of "mine" and "yours", but no, it's not the accountant's tool used in your father's accounting office. Take a look at this figure: What have we got here? First, the business and the project; but. Risk Management

2019 174

3 Ways Most People Will Fail at Remote Work in 2021 (And How to Avoid Them!)

The Lazy Project Manager

We recommend sharing a Xoba Card with your team before each meeting so that everyone has access to the agenda, relevant email threads, and other links and files you may want to refer to during your time together.

2021 253

The PMP® Exam is Changing: Here’s What You Need to Know

International Institute for Learning

Each question on the PMP Exam is tracked to at least two academic references (which PMI does not reveal) and to the Outline. Supplemental readings and reference materials. LeRoy Ward | Executive Vice President of Enterprise Solutions, IIL . In June 2019, the Project Management Institute (PMI) ® announced that significant changes are coming to the Project Management Professional (PMP) ® Exam.

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Do your team members feel unsafe to lead?

Kiron Bondale

What was very surprising to me is that the authors never made any explicit references to psychological safety, and yet that is an effective vaccine to prevent these ailments.

2020 195

Capture More Agility by Tailoring Practices

International Institute for Learning

The idea of the PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition officially defines tailoring as follows: Determining the appropriate combination of processes, inputs, tools, techniques, outputs, and the life cycle phases to manage a project is referred to as “tailoring” the application of the knowledge [of project management]. [This post is a sneak preview of Jesse Fewell’s talk at IIL’s Agile & Scrum 2020 Online Conference , and is based on his upcoming book Untapped Agility ].

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What is gap analysis? Uncovering the missing links to successful performance

Moira Alexander

Gap analysis, sometimes referred to as “needs analysis” or “needs assessment,” is an important tool for determining business requirements and assessing whether business requirements are being met. Gap analysis definition. Gap analysis is a method of comparing the actual level of performance versus the desired level of performance for a business process, project, strategy or IT solution.

2019 142

Project Risk Management: Do You Have the Facts?

Project Risk Coach

Because the facts provide points of reference in which we can better judge the significance of things and where there is uncertainty. Are your projects rooted in facts or hearsay? Knowing the facts puts you in the driver's seat. So, where do facts come into play in risk management? rocket. Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” John Adams.

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People Innovation: A New Vision to Innovate

International Institute for Learning

References: . [1]. By Luigi Morsa, Ph.D. . Nowadays, companies are very conscious that if they want to be competitive, they have to innovate. The conquered market shares can rapidly disappear or drastically be reduced. The only way is to keep pace, to be reactive and introduce new solutions, ideally before their competitors. It is worth quoting a sentence of the father of the Open Innovation concept, Henry Chesbrough: “Most innovation fails. And companies that don’t innovate die” [1].

Project Management Q&A: How Can I Be Proactive About My Job Uncertainty?

Arras People

It’s often referred to as a hidden job market – roles are never advertised, often created to bring onboard a particular person to plug a specific gap.

2020 292

Cyber security. a resource list

Musings on Project Management

If you are looking for reference material in the domain of cyber security, you may not find a better list of sources to begin work than that compiled by Glen B. Alleman and found here. Buy them at any online book retailer! Project Management

2021 163

What if the PMBOK Guide was a Choose Your Own Adventure® book?

Kiron Bondale

While their 2012 reference book for Disciplined Agile Delivery provided guidance for teams interested in tailoring their delivery approaches, the new book delves much deeper into the key goals, decision points and options for those decision points. It also provides external references to inspire practitioners to venture down the rabbit holes for the practices they wish to explore further. I’m midway through reading Choose Your WoW! from Scott W.

2019 144

Advanced Filtering in Excel

International Institute for Learning

As in all computed criteria, it’s a formula which specifies the criteria, and refers to the first data row (row 2 in this example) as an example to apply to every row. By Bob Umlas, Excel MVP. In this blog I’ll continue the discussion from my last blog on basic filtering. This one is on advanced filtering. Let’s continue with the same worksheet used from the last blog: You can use advanced filtering for any of the features you use basic filtering.

2019 68

Project Management System: The Basics


The second piece refers to various tools and technologies that help drive this approach. In terms of an approach to getting work done, a project management system refers to the integration of seven integrated subsystems that establish and support project management across the organization.

2020 88

Are you living in a VUCA world?

The Lazy Project Manager

Volatility refers to the speed of change in your business, sector, industry, location, etc. Complexity refers to the number of factors that need to be taken into consideration when making decisions or plans. Ambiguity refers to a lack of clarity about how to interpret something. Do you recognise this? Is your business life ‘Volatile – Uncertain – Complex – Ambiguous’?

2019 184

How to Use a Project Decision Log

Girl's Guide to PM

Your supporting information could be slides, a proposal document, a reference to the risk log or issue log, or change analysis, or anything else that backs up why you agreed that particular thing at that particular time. I also give my decisions a reference number so we can refer to them more easily in the future. What is a decision log? A decision log template in project management is the document you use to fill in all the decisions made relating to your project.

2020 269

The Complete Glossary of 614 Project Management Terms


Bookmark this project management glossary and refer to it whenever you come across any project management jargon. Base Date: A date that serves as the reference (or 'base') for the start of a project calendar. Project management terminology can be complicated.

2021 78

20 Things For Your Project Management Plan [With 3 Free Templates]

Girl's Guide to PM

Reference the business case and any prior documentation. It’s always easier to reference other documents than try to reproduce them in here. In this part of the document include or at least make reference your product breakdown structure, and Work Breakdown Structure if you have them, key deliverables, or other products. If you have a fully-fledged requirements document then you can always reference that.

2017 223

How to Monitor Daily Progress as a Project Manager


Here’s a screenshot of the whiteboard for your reference. Looking at these two points, we’re dealing with a few variances: Time, which refers to the schedule. Cost, which refers to the budget. Scope, which refers to deliverables, products and services. Resources, which refers to the people, tools and materials used in the project.

The Project Balance Sheet

Musings on Project Management

If you follow this blog you've read several references to the project balance sheet. So, is this about accounting? Yes, and no: Yes, it's about a double entry tool to keep track of "mine" and "yours", but no, it's not the accountant's tool used in your father's accounting office. Take a look at this figure: What have we got here? First, the business and the project; but Project Management

2018 150

Project Termination Guide for Successful Failure & Minimum Blowbacks


Natural termination of a project refers to those projects that reach the project close because the aims of the project have been completed. Document lessons learned to be used as a reference for future projects. Deciding that it is time to abort a project is never easy nor pleasant.

2021 98

Microsoft Project Tutorial: Microsoft Project Resource Planning

GanttPRO Project Management

Resources refer to the people involved in the project, the equipment and materials used, and the costs associated with the project. Resources are required to perform project tasks. They can […]. Learn how MS Project Guide

2019 43


Project Risk Coach

PMI currently references the Practice Standard for Project Risk Management (2009) , although PMI published the Standard for Risk Management in Portfolios, Programs, and Projects in 2019. LAST UPDATED ON DECEMBER 14, 2020, BY HARRY HALL THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS AFFILIATE LINKS.

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Rich Sheridan on Leading with Joy

International Institute for Learning

If you happen to have copies of either of my books available, refer to the index of read all the pages where I talk about Bob Nero, who was my CEO at Interface Systems, Inc. Rich Sheridan is the CEO of Menlo Innovations and the author of Joy, Inc. and Chief Joy Officer. As opening keynote speaker at IIL’s Leadership & Innovation 2019 Online Conference , he inspired us all with his uncommon approach to leadership and productivity in the modern workplace.

2019 59

Timing is everything for your team!

Kiron Bondale

Daniel uses the common terminology of larks and owls to refer to those people who act as bookends of the working day, and refers to the majority who fall somewhere between these extremes as third birds. The book provides a number of simple tools as well as references to more advanced assessments to facilitate this discovery process.

2018 168